Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 11 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 20,389 23,462 26,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.29% 14.26% 14.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.02% 46.98% 49.10%
Number of salaries quoted 17,700 20,604 23,486
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 45,292 49,942 53,192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 29.52% 30.35% 29.60%
Number of salaries quoted 37,121 41,490 45,813
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 8,217 £57,500 +4.55% 988
South East -2 4,085 £45,000 +5.88% 642
North of England -1 3,141 £42,500 +6.25% 699
Midlands +2 2,052 £40,000 - 516
North West -1 1,814 £45,000 +12.50% 352
East of England +2 1,476 £45,000 +2.27% 229
South West -1 1,413 £40,000 - 282
Yorkshire -2 1,122 £42,500 +3.66% 289
West Midlands +1 1,099 £40,000 - 286
East Midlands +3 949 £40,000 - 228
North East -2 205 £40,000 +2.62% 58
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 11,036 (54.13%) C#
2 10,921 (53.56%) .NET
3 10,589 (51.93%) SQL
4 8,058 (39.52%) Microsoft
5 7,528 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
6 6,467 (31.72%) ASP.NET
7 6,410 (31.44%) JavaScript
8 6,305 (30.92%) MVC
9 4,921 (24.14%) HTML
10 4,708 (23.09%) Finance
11 4,506 (22.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 4,359 (21.38%) CSS
13 3,979 (19.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3,961 (19.43%) T-SQL
15 3,887 (19.06%) Windows
16 3,589 (17.60%) AngularJS
17 3,521 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 3,429 (16.82%) ASP.NET Web API
19 3,362 (16.49%) TDD
20 3,343 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
21 3,328 (16.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 3,048 (14.95%) .NET Framework
23 2,754 (13.51%) Scrum
24 2,696 (13.22%) Oracle
25 2,583 (12.67%) Degree
26 2,532 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
27 2,518 (12.35%) jQuery
28 2,409 (11.82%) Web Services
29 2,280 (11.18%) SQL Server 2016
30 2,252 (11.05%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,234 (6.05%) IIS
2 1,053 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 558 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 538 (2.64%) CMS
5 478 (2.34%) MS Exchange
6 358 (1.76%) Apache
7 302 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 267 (1.31%) Umbraco
9 251 (1.23%) Confluence
10 200 (0.98%) WebSphere
11 183 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
12 166 (0.81%) Apache Spark
13 163 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
14 157 (0.77%) JBoss
15 153 (0.75%) EPiServer
15 153 (0.75%) WebLogic
16 151 (0.74%) Skype for Business
17 135 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
18 134 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 126 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 1,061 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 606 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 65 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 63 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 26 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 24 (0.12%) SPSS
9 20 (0.098%) InfoPath
10 17 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.049%) AutoCAD
12 9 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.034%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.034%) Maya
14 6 (0.029%) Chatbot
15 5 (0.025%) Mingle
16 4 (0.020%) EngageOne
16 4 (0.020%) ProjectWise
16 4 (0.020%) Stata
17 3 (0.015%) Revit
Business Applications
1 449 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 182 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 135 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 80 (0.39%) thinkFolio
5 63 (0.31%) Markit EDM
6 57 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 53 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
8 51 (0.25%) Eloqua
9 43 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 28 (0.14%) Magento
10 28 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
11 27 (0.13%) NetSuite
12 26 (0.13%) FastStats
12 26 (0.13%) Front Arena
12 26 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 19 (0.093%) Relativity
13 19 (0.093%) Unit4 Business World
14 18 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
14 18 (0.088%) Sage 200
14 18 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,506 (22.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2,026 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
3 667 (3.27%) Office 365
4 576 (2.83%) SaaS
5 375 (1.84%) PaaS
6 290 (1.42%) IaaS
7 252 (1.24%) GitHub
8 206 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
9 178 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 175 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
11 155 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
12 119 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
13 110 (0.54%) npm
14 93 (0.46%) Serverless
15 88 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
16 79 (0.39%) Amazon S3
17 71 (0.35%) Google Play
18 68 (0.33%) NuGet
19 61 (0.30%) Google Analytics
20 43 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 636 (3.12%) Firewall
2 591 (2.90%) DNS
3 578 (2.83%) Internet
4 460 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 419 (2.06%) SAN
6 338 (1.66%) DHCP
7 263 (1.29%) HTTP
8 255 (1.25%) VPN
9 241 (1.18%) WAN
10 239 (1.17%) LAN
11 184 (0.90%) Network Security
12 172 (0.84%) SSL
13 130 (0.64%) Skype
14 128 (0.63%) Intranet
14 128 (0.63%) NAS
14 128 (0.63%) VLAN
15 103 (0.51%) VoIP
16 89 (0.44%) SMS
17 79 (0.39%) FTP
18 75 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,521 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3,328 (16.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,280 (11.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 2,252 (11.05%) Data Warehouse
5 1,881 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,554 (7.62%) Relational Database
7 1,526 (7.48%) NoSQL
8 1,519 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1,412 (6.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 1,407 (6.90%) MySQL
11 1,350 (6.62%) Power BI
12 955 (4.68%) MongoDB
13 791 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
14 660 (3.24%) Big Data
15 651 (3.19%) Oracle Database
16 613 (3.01%) RDBMS
17 596 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
18 397 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
19 344 (1.69%) Hadoop
20 335 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2,191 (10.75%) Git (software)
2 1,824 (8.95%) Visual Studio
3 1,632 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 763 (3.74%) JIRA
5 712 (3.49%) TeamCity
6 554 (2.72%) Jenkins
7 550 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 470 (2.31%) NUnit
9 460 (2.26%) Selenium
10 437 (2.14%) Subversion
11 398 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
12 248 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 245 (1.20%) Bitbucket
14 176 (0.86%) SpecFlow
15 170 (0.83%) Maven
16 144 (0.71%) MSTest
17 143 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 134 (0.66%) Eclipse
19 132 (0.65%) gulp
19 132 (0.65%) JUnit
General
1 4,708 (23.09%) Finance
2 1,042 (5.11%) Banking
3 910 (4.46%) Retail
4 826 (4.05%) Marketing
5 742 (3.64%) Advertising
6 674 (3.31%) Games
7 341 (1.67%) Front Office
8 313 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 301 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 299 (1.47%) Telecoms
11 291 (1.43%) Legal
12 197 (0.97%) Back Office
13 178 (0.87%) Law
14 169 (0.83%) Automotive
15 143 (0.70%) Electronics
16 99 (0.49%) Publishing
17 85 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 81 (0.40%) French Language
19 75 (0.37%) German Language
20 61 (0.30%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 11,978 (58.75%) Developer
2 5,849 (28.69%) .NET Developer
3 4,130 (20.26%) C# Developer
4 2,878 (14.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 2,071 (10.16%) Analyst
6 1,952 (9.57%) SQL Developer
7 1,781 (8.74%) Software Developer
8 1,730 (8.48%) Senior Developer
9 1,328 (6.51%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1,290 (6.33%) DBA
11 1,164 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 1,051 (5.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 1,005 (4.93%) SQL DBA
14 918 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 867 (4.25%) .NET Software Developer
16 863 (4.23%) C# Software Developer
17 860 (4.22%) Junior
18 827 (4.06%) Architect
19 784 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
20 731 (3.59%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10,921 (53.56%) .NET
2 6,467 (31.72%) ASP.NET
3 4,921 (24.14%) HTML
4 4,359 (21.38%) CSS
5 3,979 (19.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3,589 (17.60%) AngularJS
7 3,429 (16.82%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3,048 (14.95%) .NET Framework
9 2,518 (12.35%) jQuery
10 2,409 (11.82%) Web Services
11 2,012 (9.87%) WCF
12 1,873 (9.19%) Entity Framework
13 1,797 (8.81%) RESTful
14 1,527 (7.49%) HTML5
15 1,470 (7.21%) XML
16 1,360 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 1,276 (6.26%) WPF
18 1,193 (5.85%) .NET Core
19 1,135 (5.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 1,131 (5.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1,610 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1,534 (7.52%) Greenfield Project
3 1,350 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 724 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
5 668 (3.28%) Fintech
6 647 (3.17%) User Experience
7 535 (2.62%) Management Information System
8 510 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
9 460 (2.26%) Mobile App
10 428 (2.10%) Clustering
11 391 (1.92%) Replication
12 318 (1.56%) Hedge funds
13 283 (1.39%) Data Structures
14 270 (1.32%) Data Centre
15 245 (1.20%) Equities
16 237 (1.16%) Algorithms
17 213 (1.04%) Derivative
18 201 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 198 (0.97%) Fixed Income
20 190 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3,887 (19.06%) Windows
2 1,735 (8.51%) Windows Server
3 1,615 (7.92%) Linux
4 659 (3.23%) Unix
5 588 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 551 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 476 (2.33%) Android
8 385 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 319 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 261 (1.28%) Windows 10
11 205 (1.01%) Windows 7
12 129 (0.63%) CentOS
13 114 (0.56%) Solaris
14 98 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 97 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 88 (0.43%) Windows 8
17 78 (0.38%) Mac OS X
18 69 (0.34%) AIX
19 47 (0.23%) HPUX
20 46 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,528 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6,305 (30.92%) MVC
3 3,362 (16.49%) TDD
4 3,343 (16.40%) Business Intelligence
5 2,754 (13.51%) Scrum
6 2,532 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
7 1,990 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 1,910 (9.37%) ETL
9 1,815 (8.90%) Web Application Development
10 1,796 (8.81%) BDD
11 1,763 (8.65%) OO
12 1,607 (7.88%) Software Engineering
13 1,597 (7.83%) Web Development
14 1,313 (6.44%) Analytics
15 1,308 (6.42%) Test Automation
16 1,286 (6.31%) SDLC
17 1,252 (6.14%) DevOps
18 1,190 (5.84%) ITIL
19 1,143 (5.61%) Unit Testing
20 1,024 (5.02%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11,036 (54.13%) C#
2 10,589 (51.93%) SQL
3 6,410 (31.44%) JavaScript
4 3,961 (19.43%) T-SQL
5 1,992 (9.77%) Java
6 1,571 (7.71%) PowerShell
7 1,203 (5.90%) Python
8 916 (4.49%) VB.NET
9 728 (3.57%) Ruby
10 630 (3.09%) PHP
11 604 (2.96%) C++
12 532 (2.61%) VB
13 506 (2.48%) VBA
14 424 (2.08%) TypeScript
15 410 (2.01%) PL/SQL
16 308 (1.51%) Perl
17 287 (1.41%) C
18 278 (1.36%) Bash Shell
19 212 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
20 205 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 2,583 (12.67%) Degree
2 716 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 667 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 421 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 350 (1.72%) MCSE
6 227 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 147 (0.72%) MCSA
8 145 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 133 (0.65%) CCNA
10 124 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 123 (0.60%) ISEB
12 116 (0.57%) MCP
13 105 (0.51%) ISTQB
14 88 (0.43%) CISSP
15 82 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
16 78 (0.38%) DV Cleared
17 73 (0.36%) SAFe Agilist
18 72 (0.35%) MCITP
19 66 (0.32%) DBS Check
20 63 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 693 (3.40%) QA
2 370 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 327 (1.60%) SLA
4 187 (0.92%) GDPR
5 150 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 82 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 50 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 27 (0.13%) PMO
9 24 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 24 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 23 (0.11%) MiFID
11 17 (0.083%) COBIT
12 15 (0.074%) WAI
13 14 (0.069%) HL7
14 13 (0.064%) EMIR
15 8 (0.039%) FATCA
15 8 (0.039%) HIPAA
15 8 (0.039%) WCAG
16 7 (0.034%) ISO 14001
17 6 (0.029%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1,445 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 759 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 600 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 567 (2.78%) Docker
5 216 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 213 (1.04%) vSphere
7 135 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 134 (0.66%) XenApp
9 94 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
10 60 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 54 (0.26%) Firmware
12 51 (0.25%) HDFS
13 41 (0.20%) Terminal Services
13 41 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
14 38 (0.19%) XenServer
15 29 (0.14%) BitLocker
16 25 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
17 23 (0.11%) VirtualBox
18 21 (0.10%) Xen
19 20 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 339 (1.66%) SCCM
2 334 (1.64%) Puppet
3 291 (1.43%) Ansible
4 287 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 197 (0.97%) Kubernetes
6 162 (0.79%) Kibana
7 138 (0.68%) SCOM
8 103 (0.51%) Terraform
9 101 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
10 88 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
11 79 (0.39%) Salt
11 79 (0.39%) WSUS
12 77 (0.38%) Nagios
13 71 (0.35%) Perfmon
14 70 (0.34%) vCenter Server
15 65 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 62 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 55 (0.27%) Data Guard
18 46 (0.23%) Backup Exec
19 45 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 8,058 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 2,696 (13.22%) Oracle
3 1,104 (5.41%) VMware
4 761 (3.73%) Tableau
5 634 (3.11%) Google
6 439 (2.15%) Cisco
7 419 (2.06%) Citrix
8 386 (1.89%) SAP
9 336 (1.65%) Xamarin
10 308 (1.51%) Red Hat
11 277 (1.36%) Facebook
12 268 (1.31%) IBM
13 234 (1.15%) Cognos
14 230 (1.13%) Sitecore
15 226 (1.11%) ServiceNow
16 219 (1.07%) HP
17 190 (0.93%) Informatica
18 189 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
19 155 (0.76%) Sybase
20 145 (0.71%) Bloomberg